Engineering and related Design NC (V) Level 2-4

The National Certificate (Vocational) (Engineering and Related Design) is a new Engineering and Related Design Qualification at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This qualification is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Engineering and Related Design. The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace environment or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

Fundamental Compulsory Subjects:

  • First additional language – which must be the language of teaching and learning
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and
  • Life Orientation

Vocational Subjects

Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Systems
  • And one of the following

  • Welding
  • Fitting & Turning
  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance
  • Engineering Practice & Maintenance
  • Material Technology
  • Engineering Graphic Design
  • And one of the following

  • Welding
  • Fitting & Turning
  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance
  • Engineering Processes
  • Professional Engineering Practice
  • Applied Engineering technology
  • And one of the following

  • Boiler making
  • Fitting & Turning
  • Automotive Repair and Maintenance

Career Paths

  • Participate in designing and construction of buildings
  • Take part in manufacturing of tools, machines and engines
  • Take part in the operation maintenance an of machines
  • Extraction of metallic and non-metallic minerals
  • Design of shaft and ventilation systems
  • Interpret and produce engineering drawings, maps, sketches and Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Extract tools, equipment, methods and processes to produce components

Career opportunity

  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Fitting and Machining
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Car Manufacturing/li>
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Tool Making